Specialist DFV Programs National Open Grant Round

The Specialist DFV Programs National Open Grant Round is a partnership between Paul Ramsay Foundation (PRF) and Australian Communities Foundation.

Since 2017, PRF has granted over $38 million to organisations improving the safety of women and children experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV).

In 2020 and 2021, PRF partnered with Australian Communities Foundation to distribute $3 million in targeted relief for women’s shelters and refuges across Australia. This investment addressed the capacity needs of specialist organisations providing crisis services to communities doubly affected by DFV and the Covid-19 pandemic.

This funding program supports existing specialist programs for key communities affected by DFV across Australia. In addition to providing financial support to enable eligible organisations to continue or expand their work in this area, PRF aims to develop a network of specialist organisations with expertise in the prevention and mitigation of violence for key communities. PRF will consult with this network of partners to share insights and learnings, build relationships, and inform future work.

From Tuesday 24 January 2023, Australian organisations can submit an application for a one-off grant of up to $250,000 (where the duration of the grant can be up to 2 years) to support the delivery of an existing specialist DFV program(s) with a primary focus on one or more of the following key cohorts:

  • Victim survivor cohorts: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; LGBTQIA+ people; Migrant and refugee women; Pregnant women; Rural and remote communities; Single mothers; Women living with disability
  • Children and young people
  • Perpetrators and users of violence

To apply, organisations will need to review the grant guidelines, and register to the Australian Communities Foundation Grants Portal.